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Old 10-03-2009, 06:25 AM   #118
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Originally Posted by purple_tentacle_ View Post
Those Germans sure do love adventure games. They do a damn good job on some of them too. But Lucasarts in my eyes is still top dog and probably always will.
Hal Barwood once said that LucasArts could afford making those great classic adventure games because of how big the market for them existed in Germany. Almost half of all sales if I remember correctly. Indiana Jones and The Iron Phoenix got canceled mostly for the reason that LEC figured out it would have got banned in Germany for its detailed depiction of the Nazi movement.

My friend who is a jazz composer tells me that Germany is also the reason that new jazz music is created - for a long time now it is the biggest market for this genre and America has abandoned it.

So, in general Germany seems to be into the best kinds of entertainment.

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